I managed to scam a copy of the Matrix from an obliging store clerk a day early yesterday, and I watched the movie last night. Unfortunately, some of the extra features on the DVD require not only a PC DVD-ROM(which I have) but also specific DVD Hardware(which I don’t.) This means that not only are Mac Users out of luck with it, but so are some PC users. The movie looks and sounds geat on DVD. I think I had forgotten how great this movie is until I watched it last night. I think my favorite scene is the Dojo scene which borrows from classic Kung Fu movies. Some of the extras, including the documentary on the making of the movie and the audio commentary, work on any DVD player. I was up late watching it, and I’m of exhausted today.
After reading about it everywhere on the Web over the last couple of weeks, I finally checked out eOpinions yesterday and wrote some reviews as a test. You can find my eOpionions page here.(No picture yet.)
I wrote an eOpinion about The Matrix DVD. They didn’t have a listing for the movie yet. I don’t like the interface for adding new things you want to review on their site. I want to be able to add categories so I can review more computer peripherals. I think they are going to find that the labor involved in keeping the maintenance of categories to themselves is going to get prohibitive as the site gets busier.
My iBook still hasn’t shipped. :v(
I seem to be reading a lot of how this story means that Disney is a bad company. Does this mean that companies are responsible for the personal actions of their employees? From where I sit, this is akin to blaming the Internet for his actions. It doesn’t make any sense to me. Clearly, what this guy did (or thought he was doing) was reprehensible, but can you blame the company where he works for those actions?